Science Through Childrens Literature / Edition 2

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The Butzows' groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and best-selling resource has been thoroughly revised and updated for today's classroom with new titles and new activities. More than 30 exciting instructional units integrate all areas of the curriculum and serve as models to educators at all levels. With each chapter there is also a list of related sources-including Internet sites. Adopted as a supplementary text in schools of education nationwide, this resource features outstanding children's fiction books that are rich in scientific concepts yet equally well known for their strong story lines and universal appeal. Activities can be used with appropriate titles for higher grades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563086519
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2000
  • Series: Through Children's Literature Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 228
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

CAROL M. BUTZOW, Ed.D., is an educational consultant, teacher of English as a second language and writer based in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

JOHN W. BUTZOW, Ed.D., is Dean of the College of Education and Educational Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Pt. I Using Children's Literature as a Springboard to Science
Ch. 1 Integrating Science and Reading 3
Ch. 2 Teaching the Integrated Unit 7
Pt. II Life Science
Ch. 3 Trees 29
Ch. 4 Seeds 35
Ch. 5 Reproduction and Development 41
Ch. 6 Ducks and Other Birds 45
Ch. 7 Ants and Other Insects 51
Ch. 8 Spiders 57
Ch. 9 Ladybugs 61
Ch. 10 Fish 67
Ch. 11 Reptiles 75
Ch. 12 Air Pollution 79
Ch. 13 Adaptations of Animals 87
Ch. 14 Nutrition 91
Ch. 15 The Ear and Hearing 95
Pt. III Earth and Space Science
Ch. 16 Territorial and Environmental Ownership 101
Ch. 17 Volcanoes 105
Ch. 18 Rocks 111
Ch. 19 Soil 115
Ch. 20 Lighthouses and Oceans 121
Ch. 21 Mussels and Arctic Life 127
Ch. 22 Astronomy and Outer Space 133
Pt. IV Physical Science
Ch. 23 Weather and Seasons 141
Ch. 24 The Eye, Vision, and Optics 147
Ch. 25 Shadows and Light 153
Ch. 26 Shapes 157
Ch. 27 Measurement 163
Ch. 28 Energy and Motion 167
Ch. 29 Buoyancy 171
Ch. 30 Force and Movement 175
Ch. 31 Chemical and Physical Change 179
Ch. 32 Balloons 185
Ch. 33 Airplanes 191
Appendix 197
Index 199
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